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Student Computing Labs and Kiosks

NOTE: In support of the University's COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Student Computing Labs are closed until social distancing measures have been lifted. However, students and faculty now have access to the Pitt IT Virtual Lab, available day or night from nearly any device with internet access.


All University of Pittsburgh students with a valid University Computing Account may use any of the Student Computing Labs, Computer Kiosks, and Pitt Print Stations. They are conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh campus close to residence halls and classrooms.

Below are interactive Campus Maps and information about the following:

Computing Lab Hours

COVID-19 Pandemic Changes

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all computing labs will be closed for the remainder of the spring term. Additionally, printing services will not be supported in lab locations for the remainder of the spring term. Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

Summary of Services Available


  • Pitt Print enables students to send print jobs from any location to color and black & white Pitt Print Stations located across the Pittsburgh campus in all of the Student Computing Labs, campus residence halls, and other high-traffic locations.
  • For more information and FAQs, see Pitt Print Service

Computing and Software

Computer Labs

  • There are eight Student Computing Labs conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh campus close to residence halls and classrooms.
  • Each lab is staffed by student Lab Monitors and includes a mix of Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. Shared scanners, DVD drives, and headphones are available, as well as Mobile Device Charging Stations that enable students to charge their smartphones and tablets.
  • During the fall and spring semesters, David Lawrence lab is open 24/7 and the Hillman Library lab is open 24x5 on weekdays.
  • About 20% of the Student Computing Lab computers are updated annually, with all retired computers being re-used elsewhere or recycled.
  • All of the lab workstations are Energy Star certified.

Computer Kiosks

  • Computer Kiosks are located throughout campus for University students and employees to quickly check email, course schedules, browse the internet, or work on documents and projects. Students can also use the kiosks to send print jobs to Pitt Print Stations.
  • All kiosks include a headphone jack, so you can listen to multimedia content, and a USB port that make it possible to work on files from a flash drive.


  • More than 150 individual software titles are available in the Student Computing Labs and Computer Kiosks on the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
  • For a full list of software on each platform, visit the software page.

Collaborative Rooms and Classroom Reservations

Collaborative Rooms

  • There are three collaborative team rooms in the B-40 Alumni Hall lab and one in 230 David Lawrence Hall lab. They enable students to share presentations on a large, centrally located display and work together on dry-erase boards that line the walls of each room. Each room has a sliding door to provide privacy for groups while maintaining a quiet working environment for individuals using computers in the lab.
  • Team rooms can be reserved online.
  • Open collaborative team areas are available in the B-40 Alumni Hall lab and the 230 David Lawrence Hall lab.


  • The classrooms are equipped with Windows PCs.
  • G-62 Cathedral of Learning and 314 Bellefield Hall labs have classrooms available for reservation. Instructors can use the following instructions to reserve a lab classroom.

Mobile IT Resources

Lab Line

  • Provides details regarding workstation availability within each of the Student Computing Labs on a 24/7 basis. Students can check lab availability on, Pitt Mobile, or by texting a keyword to 41411.
  • For more information, visit the Lab Line page.

Mobile Computing Counters and Lab

  • The mobile computing counters are installed in four Student Computing Labs on the Pittsburgh campus and in room G-25 Cathedral of Learning. Students can work and study using their own laptop, tablet, and other mobile devices. Wi-Fi service is available at all locations and special wall outlets provide both AC and USB power. G-27 Cathedral of Learning also has several computer screens at the counters to connect personal devices via HDMI.
    • Mobile Student Computing Lab:
      • Cathedral of Learning (Room G-25)
    • Mobile Computing Counters:
      • Alumni Hall (Room B-40)
      • Benedum (Room B-06)
      • Cathedral of Learning (Room G-27)
      • David Lawrence Hall (Room 230)

Mobile Device Charging Stations

  • Charging stations are located in all Student Computing Labs, the William Pitt Union, and at the Walk-In Support Desks at the University Store on Fifth and Litchfield Towers Lobby.
  • Charging stations are equipped with Apple Lightning, micro USB, and USB-C cables to charge a variety of devices.

Computing Lab Locations

Find out which lab has available Windows, Mac, or Linux computers before you get there. There are three easy ways to check:

  1. See the interactive lab status map below. You can click on each location to get additional information.
  2. Visit Pitt Mobile ( with your smart phone or mobile device, and select Student Computing Labs.
  3. Check one of our digital signs in the labs or around campus.

Click on the tabs in the ribbon above the map to display a the map with icons for one of the University campuses or Pitt Print locations (Pittsburgh campus only). Click on each map icon for more information about the computing service it represents.

Computing Lab Equipment

We use modern computers in our labs to provide the best experience for our users. All equipment is regularly updated to ensure the latest software runs well. We also provide a range of peripherals to use in our labs including black & white and color printers, portable scanners, DVD drives, and headphones. The Student Computing Labs received a 2015 Pitt Sustainability Award.

Computer Models Used in Our Labs

For more information about lab software, visit the software in the labs page.

  Windows Computers
(Windows 10)
Macintosh Computers
(macOS 10.14)
Linux Computers
(Red Hat Linux)
Black & White
Print Stations
Black & White
Print+Copy Stations
Print Stations
Alumni Hall (Room B-40) 17 (D) 5 (A) 2 (E) 1 1 1
Bellefield Hall (Room 314) 31 (D) - - - 1 -
Benedum Hall (Room B-06) 42 (B, E) 8 (A) 2 (E) 2 1 1

Outside lab exit door

- - - 1 - -
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-27) 20 (C) 16 (A) - 2 1 1
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-62) 13 (C) 4 (A) 2 (C) 3 - -

G-62 Classroom

27 (C) - - - - -
David Lawrence Hall (Room 230) 30 (B) 10 (A) 2 (E) 3 1 1

Outside lab side entrance*

- - - 1 - -
Hillman Library            

Ground floor

- - - 3 - -

1st floor

45 (C) 14 (A) 2 (E) 3 1 1

4th floor

- - - 1 - -
Sutherland Hall (Room 114) 10 (D) 4 (A) 2 (E) - 1 1

Outside lab in lobby

- - - 1 - -

* The printer outside the side entrance of the David Lawrence Hall computing lab is only available when the lab is not observing a 24 hour schedule during the fall and spring semesters.

Computer Models Used In Our Labs:

  Model Processor RAM Video Card Storage Type Display Size
A Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) Intel Core i5-8600K 16 GB 4 GB Radeon Pro 575X Solid State 27" 5120x2880
B Dell OptiPlex 7760 All-in-One Intel Core i7-8700 16 GB 4 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Solid State 27" 3840x2160
C Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One Intel Core i7-7700 16 GB 4 GB AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150 Solid State 27" 4K 3840x2160
D Dell Precision 3420 Intel Core i7-7700 16 GB 2 GB AMD FirePro W4100 Solid State 27" 4K 3840x2160
E Dell Precision 3420 Intel Core i7-6700 16 GB 2 GB AMD FirePro W2100 Solid State 23" 1920x1080

Special Lab Equipment

All labs are equipped with portable USB DVD+/-RW drives, document and photo scanners, and headphones for use in the labs. Please see a Lab Monitor to borrow a portable device.

Special Lab Equipment

  • USB MIDI musical keyboard with headphones: B-40 Alumni Hall
  • Personal AC and USB Power: 314 Bellefield Hall, G-27/G-62 Cathedral of Learning, and David Lawrence Hall 230 have USB and AC power at each workstation to charge your personal devices.
  • Student Computing Lab Classrooms: 314 Bellefield Hall and G-62 Cathedral of Learning. Reserve a classroom.
  • External monitors for personal devices: Bring Your Own Device Areas in G-27 Cathedral of Learning and David Lawrence 230 as well as 314 Bellefield Hall allow you to connect your personal device to an external monitor for more screen space using HDMI. Please see a Lab Monitor to borrow an HDMI cable.
  • Dual monitor workstations: B-40 Alumni Hall and B-06 Benedum Hall

Mobile Device Charging Stations Locations

Each charging station is equipped with:

  • 3 Apple Lightning Connections
  • 2 Micro USB Connections
  • 3 USB-C Connections

Remember: Never leave your device unattended while it's charging.

Pittsburgh campus locations include all Student Computing Labs, the William Pitt Union, and Walk-In Support locations at the University Store on Fifth and Litchfield Towers Lobby. 

Computer Kiosks Locations

Computer kiosks are stand-alone workstations convenient for performing quick tasks without having to go to a lab or back to your residence. Use kiosks to check your email, go online, send a print job, or make changes to a document. Pittsburgh Campus kiosk locations include:

  • Litchfield Towers (Lobby - 3 kiosks)
  • Lothrop Hall (Lobby - 1 kiosk)
  • O'Hara Student Center (1 kiosk)
  • Posvar Hall (1st Floor - 2 kiosks)
  • Sennott Square (2nd Floor Lobby - 1 kiosk)
  • William Pitt Union Lobby (2 kiosks)